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Real estate provides people with a place to live and work. Since real estate is limited, it has a high material value. Consequently, the keeping of records, valuations and other administrative procedures have an important function. Accurate, clear and easily-accessible records are the foundation of efficient and development-oriented real estate management.

Identifiers and real estate records

As a result of science and technology, we are able to accurately measure specific areas of the Earth’s surface as the basic element of real estate. After being measured, the real estate is designated with a unique identifier that allows it to accurately distinguish it from other real estate. These unique identifiers serve as the basis for the system of recording data about the rights and other legal facts relating to the real estate. The more accurate and complete the system is, the greater legal certainty it provides. The system for recording real estate in Slovenia is based on three central databases: the land cadastre, the building cadastre and the land register.

The future is in a spatially-competent society

We are developing a spatial data infrastructure (SDI) that provides reliable spatial and real estate data, as well as user-friendly services. Part of this infrastructure is an efficient system of land and real estate administration. This system is indispensable in the management of land, as it enables the supervision of land use, serves as the basis for determining taxes, social transfers and other fiscal elements, and plays a key role in ensuring legal certainty. A system of land administration with high-quality data about real estate and effective surveying and mapping procedures is a prerequisite for the planning and implementing of housing policies, a development-oriented economy, agriculture and agricultural land policy, and the managing of other natural resources.

Social justice and protection of the public interest in real estate

Using a carefully considered housing policy, we aim to improve the accessibility of all types of housing and provide financial support to those citizens who are unable to cover their costs. In this way we can contribute to the social protection of families, the elderly and the disabled, as well as other vulnerable groups. Furthermore, we can improve conditions in the management of residential buildings and increase the quality of living spaces. We protect the public interest in both new builds and renovations, which is why all buildings must comply with spatial planning documents and regulations, as well as be recorded and fulfil essential requirements. Investors must also obtain final building permits for every new build, reconstruction or land use change.